Fall is here and in full swing!
Autumn is arguably the most beautiful time of year. Sure, spring has its virtues, but fall brings what the fruit of the buds from the spring, so it’s as if spring was a part of autumn. This also goes for summer and winter.
It’s mid-October, and in the Northeast at least, people are still wearing short sleeves. I’m fairly sure that by November, their will be snow, absolutely everything will come pumpkin spiced in some way, and if you don’t enjoy that, you can always find apple anything instead.
I would just like to add that technically fall ends on December 21st, so you get to enjoy many of the holiday activities as well, that winter seems to hold claim to. That belongs to gall, guys.
All of this is wonderful, but what I noticed that people loved most about this season was the foliage that you find transforming from a vibrant green to a variety of miraculous colors. To experience the best possible views of this natural fall display, I compiled a list of the top 5 places to visit and activities you can do so you can experience Autumn at its peak!
1. Ill start with an obvious place, New York City. Meg Ryan’s character Kathleen Kelly exclaims in the movie You’ve Got Mail, ‘Don’t you just love New York in the Fall?’ Yes Kathleen, we do. Millions of tourists go to visit all of New York City’s fall festivities, including take a trip to Central Park, in order to see the contrast of the leaves changing colors amidst the towering skyscrapers. Also, as soon as Halloween is over, you see a bunch of holiday markets cropping up in various parks, which is always a fun Fall activity.
2. It’s hard to choose just one national park, so we’ll list several. The West Coast’s Redwood Forest. This is fall foliage at the maximum level, because the trees themselves are huge. While you can hike the Redwoods, I would go at more of a strolling pace, in order to appreciate its beauty. Oh, and make sure you schedule a neck massage for afterwards, because your neck will be sore from looking up in amazement.
3. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans two states, and employs millions of trees changing colors. Many people find enjoyment bringing their bikes and riding the various trails that the park has. This way they can be embraced by the crispness of the fall air, while admiring the changing landscape.
4. Camping in the summer is a popular activity because of the weather, but camping in the fall provides a new sort of scenery that the summer can’t beat. Plus, you won’t be sweaty while trying to roast marshmallows over a fire. Since you are staying over, you get not one, but two great views. The night sky is there, just waiting for you to view it. One of the best places to do this is in Pennsylvania. They have a variety of campsites still open for business, and tons of areas just waiting to be explored by you.
5. Vermont is exceptional during this time of year. You don’t even need to get out of your car to view the majesty of Fall in this state. All you have to do is pick a road, and go.
So, what are you doing still reading this? Go explore!
If you have another beautiful place that I haven’t mentioned, suggest it in the comments! Happy Autumn!